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Abode of the Lord of the Universe, clean golden beach, many old monuments and temples, beautiful sunrise and close to Konark and Bhubaneswar makes it a woberful sea side and religiuos destination.

Do visit:
- Lord Jagannath Temple
- Have "Abhada" (prasadam) from the temple. Generally served around 5 p.m.
- Loknath Temple
- Gundicha Temple
- Art and Crafts Village
- Sakhi Gopal
- Pipli
- Sea Beach (please do not litter and beware of sporadic under currents)
- Konark
- Bhubaneswar. (Temple City)
- Cuttack (Silver City - Purchase Terracota and Silver Filgiri Work)

Best Time:
- November to February
- Sunrise and Sunset (avoid afternoons especially during summer months)

Best Places To Eat:
-Lord Jagannath Temple
-Maharaja Restaurant
-Annapoorna
-Chung Wah

Best Places to Stay:
-Mayfair
-Toshali Sands
-The Chariot
-Sea Hawk is also good.
-BNR Hotel- Sarkari Style, basic but magnificent.

Things to do:

Submit yourself to the divine deity and experience bliss. Surrender yourself to the lord. Admit all your mistakes. Share your worries and sorrows and BELIEVE. You will be a much relaxed and rejuvenated human being. Beware of the Panda's and unfortunately only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Take a stroll on the beach either during sunrise or sunset.Please do not litter. Beware of sporadic under currents. Beach wear is a complete no no. Ladies do not wear bare back or low neck dresses. It is considered indecent here. Purchase "Chandua" from Pipili; "Patta Chitra" and Odisha art and artifacts. Trust me they need our support else they will perish very soon. Have "abhada" (prasadam) from the temple, Chena Poda; Rabbidi and Rossogolla.

BEWARE:
- Do not get into a tiff or argument with the Panda's. It may as well cost you your life or a broken nose.
- Only Hindus allowed inside the temple.
- Dung and spit on the roads.
- No low neck and bare back dress code for women.
- Purchase drinking water.
- Roadside canine and bulls.
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Best time to visit Puri in the next six months

  • July
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  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

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Manoj Gupta
  • Manoj Gupta
  • 2 Reviews

"Beautiful temples and beaches" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Puri was an attractive place to visit and the home of Lord Jagannath. You can visit Jagannath Temple which is world famous. You can also spend time on the beach. Other temples like Konark and the Black Pagoda are also a must see places. I enjoyed all those places very much. We played football on the beach and enjoyed a lot.
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Abhishek Bhattacharjee
  • Abhishek Bhattacharjee
  • 2 Reviews

"Amazing beach with beautiful temples" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It was a wonderful destination to visit. The sunset and sunrise were amazing. The beach was very good and comfortable for visitors. The sea food was the main attraction. We visited the temple of Lord Jagannath and enjoyed a lot. The whole experience to visit the Puri beach was amazing. We went as a group and had a great time in the journey.
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Dilip Ghosh
  • Dilip Ghosh
  • 1 Review

"Beautiful temples and beaches" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I liked Puri very much, especially the beach and the Jagannath Puri Temple. The temple had a beautiful architecture. I loved the beaches and spent whole day there. It was a good place for family outings. I also visited the Konark temple. It gave a divine feeling.
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Niranjan Baral
  • Niranjan Baral
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 1 Review

"Religious place with a beautiful beach" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Puri is a famous place of Odisha. It is famous for Shree Jagannath temple. It has a beautiful beach. On the beach many hotels are available. It is a beautiful city of Odisha. Visit Puri to see Shree Jagannath temple.
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Dissy Rout
  • Dissy Rout
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 3 Reviews

"Amazing tour to Puri" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Travelling to Puri is always remains an amazing experience for everyone. Puri is a wonderful place where not only one but three attractive tourist places are available like Lord Jagannath Temple, The Bay of Bengal sea beach and the great world famous Konark Temple which is incomparable in art, design, creativity and architecture. You can also enjoy the beautiful Chandravaga Beach during the sunrise.
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Pulak Naskar
  • Pulak Naskar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review

"Excellent place to stay" new review

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
If you go in Puri then its awesome feeling. Please go in Puri and don't to forgot to see Lord JAGANNATH DEV temple, KONARK temple, and also visit the sea beach. You can have lots of fun on the beach. A fun like never experienced ever.
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Amit Kumar
  • Amit Kumar
  • 1 Review

"Love the place for its temple, beach, people" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I love visiting Puri always. The beach, the temples and the people of the place attracts me a lot. The place is really awesome! The fish fries that you get at the beach during the evenings are really tasty.
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Sumit
  • Sumit
  • Lives in Raipur
  • 3 Reviews

"Go there with some time in hand" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a place I always love to visit. The beach is wonderful and the seafood that you get there is tasty and awesome. There are a lot of places to explore around Puri, you just need to have some time in hand.
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Santosh kumar Sahu
  • Santosh kumar Sahu
  • 3 Reviews

"Good place to visit" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
I love to visit Puri for 5 times in a year as this is very much a destination I love to visit again and again. As per your budget you may get a lot of Hotels in this area. The overall experience is good. This place can cater to all types of tourists. For those who love to visit religious places, this is it.
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Dinesh Kumar rout
  • Dinesh Kumar rout
  • Lives in Cuttack
  • 10 Reviews

"Fantastic Journey" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Overall experience was very good.We enjoyed a lot there in the temple. We ate Avada Anna, the food of Lord Jagannath. Then we went to hotel. We got refreshed there and in the afternoon we went to the sea beach to take baths. We took bath there for around 2 hours and enjoyed a lot. Then we sat near the beach in the evening and enjoyed smooth wind flows. Then at night we returned to hotel to have our dinner.
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Puri Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Puri is located on the eastern side of India in the province of Orissa. Lying on the coastal strip in the Puri district, the destination is 60 kilometre from the city of Bhubaneswar. This coastal city lies on the golden triangle of Orissa, connecting with Konark and Bhubaneswar.

The city of Puri is known for its historic immemorial, sanctorum, architectural magnificence, balanced climate and divine significance. Counted among the most sacred pilgrim centres for Hindus in India, the destination is a seat of Lord of Universe, Jagannath, as per testimony of Skanda Purana. Honoured with the famous Jagannath shrine, the spiritual city is also known as Jagannath Puri. Positioned along the coast of Bay of Bengal, the city is one of the frequented tourist destinations in India.

All the cities of the triangular axis have well-known pilgrimage venues, exotic landscapes, beaches, historical sites that attract travellers throughout the year. Besides, the destination is a repository of art and architecture of India with testaments dating back to 3rd century B.C. This ancient town has ruins and testaments belonging to the period from 3rd century B.C. to 17th century A.D.

The spiritual city attracts devotees along with tourists from around the world for witnessing attractions like Temple of Child Krishna at Indradyumna Tank, Atharnala Bridge and Sudarshan Crafts Museum. The city also has the famous Sun Temple of Konark.

One of the major highlights of the city is Rath Yatra (Car or Chariot festival), which is hosted every year in the city. Puri Rath Yatra 2012 starts on 21st June at Jaganath Temple, Puri, Orissa. The festival marks the journey of Krishna known as Jaganath in this region, from Gokul to Mathura. Three huge chariots carrying the idols of Jaganath, his brother Balbadra, and his sister Subhadra are pulled along the streets from the Jaganath temple to the temple of Gundicha Mandir. On the ninth day, Rath Yatra is repeated in the opposite direction. Pilgrims and tourists throng to the destination to cherish the international event besides an annual Puri Beach Festival held in the month of November. 

The coastal city gained fame after Chodaganga Deva who built the temple of Purusottama Jagannath after winning a war. Over the years, association with Lord Rama, influenced renaming of city to Purusottama Kshetra, also known as Purusottama Puri, which exists as Puri at present.

Among well-known attractions in and around, Puri features Chilka Lake, a large inland salt-water lake, Puri Beach, Gundicha Ghar and the Childlike Wildlife Sanctuary. Over the years, the coastal city has emerged as an industrial centre with major industries like rice milling, handicrafts and fish curing.

The pleasant weather of the coastal city all round the year makes it an ideal destination for the travellers. With mild summers and cool winters, October to March is considered the best time to visit Puri.  
 

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Orissa Temple Tour - 17500 Per Person 12 days & 11 nights VIEW DETAILS
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